Foster announces nearly $3.5 million award for Catholic Charities
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster announced that Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet will receive an award from the Department of Health and Human Services for nearly $3.5 million.
The funding will be provided through the HHS Head Start and Early Head Start Office, according to a news release.
“Investing in our future means investing in early childhood education,” said Foster, D-Naperville.
Catholic Charities of Joliet’s Head Start initiatives provide educational opportunities and daycare programs for children up to 5 years old from low-income families. The programs provide activities, medical and dental care, healthy meals and a safe setting for children to play indoors and outdoors.
“These programs give the children of Joliet the access to educational resources necessary early in their lives,” Foster said.